Admissions and Programs

Where science, technology, art and healthcare meet

We offer six different programs in the Department of Biomedical and Health Information Sciences that produce experts in creating health-related information and transforming it into applicable knowledge.

Our students are highly regarded and highly respected. They work with faculty members who are leaders in their fields and passionate about teaching. If you want to be a leader in the healthcare industry, you’re in the right place. Apply now!

Deadlines

Program Fall Spring Summer Apply
BS in Health Information Management May 1 (campus)
July 15 (online)
November 1 (online only) April 1 (online only) Apply
MS in Biomedical Visualization February 1 Apply
MS in Health Informatics
July 15 November 1 April 1 Apply
PhD in Biomedical and Health Informatics January 15 Apply
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Information Management July 15 November 1 April 1 Apply
Post-Master’s Certificate in Health Informatics July 15 November 1 April 1 Apply

Tuition and Fees

Tuition is determined by the University of Illinois at Chicago, and does change every now and then. You can always see the most up-to-date information on the admissions website.

Financial Aid Overview

Funding your education can be complex, but we believe money shouldn’t be a barrier to reaching your goals. We’re committed to making college affordable by guiding you through the financial aid process.

Loans, grants, scholarships and student jobs can make college more affordable and accessible. Familiarize yourself with the options available to you, and contact us when you need help.

​Online test proctoring fees

Some courses in the programs offered in the Department of Biomedical and Health Information Sciences require proctored exams. As a convenience to students, the department offers an online proctoring service for a nominal fee.

Payment of this fee is the obligation of the individual examinees. Payment is made with a credit or debit card via a secure page connected to a third party card processor. Proctoring fees are based on the length of the exam and when it is scheduled. A typical 1-2 hr exam has a fee of $25.00. A part-time student (enrolled in two courses per semester) can expect to spend about $50 per semester, while a typical full-time student (enrolled in five courses) can expect to spend about $125 per semester. In addition, students pay the proctoring fee if they desire to take proficiency tests. Note that the exact amount paid for proctoring fees will vary by student over time.

Use of the proctoring service requires technology that is typical for online students. ProctorU has published minimum and recommended technical requirements.

Students have the option to secure an alternative proctor if acceptable to the instructor.

Library/IT fee

A library/IT fee will be assessed at the rate of $18 per credit hour and covers the following services: use of online Library and IT services such as Blackboard, UIC e-mail, software licenses, technology security, published works and periodicals through the Library database and others.

Scholarships

Students in good standing who demonstrate financial need are eligible for the Van Doren Scholarship.

The W.E. Van Doren Scholarship Fund provides income for scholarship in the field of medicine and related healing arts. Applications are accepted in the fall and spring terms.

Program-specific scholarships and awards

  • Lillian B. Torrance Scholarship: A gift from an alumna and benefactor, this award provides tuition and fee waivers for students in BVIS, occupational therapy and physical therapy, who have expressed an interest in rehabilitative activities or studies.
  • Tom Jones Scholarship and Alice and Brian Katz Scholarship: These two BVIS awards are traditionally given to second year students based on academic achievement and potential for success.
  • Rita Finnegan Award: Presented at the end of the junior year to an HIM student who has excelled academically, and who faculty feel has the potential to contribute to the profession, particularly through scholarly endeavors
  • Geraldine Smothers Award: Presented at the end of the junior year to an HIM student who has excelled academically, and who faculty feel has the potential to contribute to the profession, particularly through scholarly endeavors
  • Beverly Jean Fiorella Award: Presented in late spring. Award recipients must be full-time or part-time students who demonstrate unmet financial need and are pursuing either a bachelor’s degree in HIM or an MS degree in HI.
Rich Wojtas

We're here to help

Understanding the financial process can be overwhelming, but we’re here for you. Reach out when you need help and we’ll make sure you get the answers you need.

For online programs, call 866-674-4842.

For on campus programs, contact Rich Wojtas at: